Lateral work is HARD! Not only do the lateral movements require a huge degree of balance and flexibility from your horse, but on top of that, moving sideways in the ways that we ask is completely unnatural for horses! Plus, lateral movements also require complex aids that can be hard for the rider to coordinate.
Though the movements may be difficult for both horse and rider, lateral movements have many benefits. For example, movements such as shoulder-in, are great for working on suppleness and beginning collection with your horse. And, many times, even if you're not working up the levels, you may find that it's important your horse knows how to move sideways. Teaching your horse lateral work can help you calm your horse in new situations, stay safe on the trail, and perhaps most importantly, help develop your horse symmetrically so that they stay sound.
Whether you’re having trouble with your lateral movements, are working on introducing them, or perfecting a certain movement for your upcoming show debut, then this workshop is for you! Inside the workshop there are lots of exercises, including:
· In-hand work/groundwork
· Walk exercises
· Video clips of schooling sessions with my horse Kensington
· And more!
You will also find a great 60-minute lecture about the theory behind lateral work, and a worksheet to fill out as you watch. Plus, once you enroll in the course, you get lifetime access to the content, and the ability to ask me questions anytime!
I’m excited to work with you inside this course!